for Nov. 28, 2001

Margaret Barnes

HOMERVILLE -- Margaret Barnes, 59, of Homerville, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 27, 2001, in South Georgia Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born in Duval County, Fla., and had lived in Homerville most of her life. She attended Homerville Congregational Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Lola Gladden, and a son, Henry Arthur Barnes. She was previously married to Junior Henry (J.H.) Barnes. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Bryant and Sherry Barnes, Blackshear; four daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa Ann and Ray Prescott of Homerville, Dorothy and Allen Taylor of Raleigh, N.C., Mary Elizabeth and John (Bugg) Tiner of Homerville, Racheal Megan and William Altman of Homerville; grandchildren, Derick Prescott, Parker Prescott, Wilson Prescott, Patrick Prescott, Ashley Altman, Katelyn Altman, Bryant Keith Barnes II, Taylor Barnes, Brandon Allen Taylor, Brianna Kelsey Taylor, Mika Tiner and Kalig Tiner; great-grandchildren, Christian Basala Prescott, Mitchell Taylor Prescott; a brother, Johnny Simmons of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Alma Mae Formby of Jacksonville, Fla., Betty Young of Lake Charles, La.; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will begin after 10 a.m. Thursday in the social hall of the Homerville Congregational Methodist Church with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, in the Homerville Congregational Methodist Church with burial following in Satilla Memorial Gardens in Coffee County. -- Music Funeral Services, Lakeland.

Richard R. Draffin Jr.

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Rick Draffin, Jr. formerly of Valdosta, passed away after a lengthy illness on Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, in Columbia, S.C. He is survived by his children, Mercedes Draffin Castaneda, her husband, Frank and their children, Zoe, Ethan, Kendall, and Courtney of Lawrenceville; Rick Draffin, his wife, Angel, and children, Gage and Trinity of Lake Park; Dodge Draffin of Breckenridge, Colo.; and family friend, Liz Ferguson of Valdosta. Mr. Draffin is also survived by his mother, Anita Eckenrode of Blairsville, Ga.; his father, Roger Draffin of Fla.; his sister, Carla Green of Charleston, S.C.; and numerous relatives. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Miles-Odum Funeral Home in Waycross. Burial will be held in Oaklawn Cemetery, Waycross. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home, Waycross. -- Miles-Odum Funeral Home of Waycross.

Robert W. "Hoss" Lanier

FARGO -- Robert W. "Hoss" Lanier, 74, died at his home in Fargo on Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, after a short illness. A native of Sarasota, Fla., he was born on Dec. 12, 1926, the son of the late William H. Lanier Sr., and Maude Proctor Lanier. Mr. Lanier was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors are his wife, Virginia Rudd Lanier of Fargo; sons, Leslie Elvin Lanier of Klamath, Ore., Quinn Eugene Lanier of San Diego, Calif., Rex Warren Lanier of Nipoma, Calif.; a stepson, Michael Stewart of Clearwater, Fla.; eight grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; a brother, William Hugh Lanier, Jr., of Tampa, Fla. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Wilton Lanier Jr. and a sister, Carolyn Lanier Reynolds. According to his wishes, Mr. Lanier will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

Ronnie Moore

SPARKS -- Mr. Ronnie Moore, 51, of Sparks, died Tuesday at South Georgia Medical Center after a long illness. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Beulah Holiness Baptist Church, with the Rev. Donnie Sloan and the Rev. John Hendley officiating. Interment is at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home, 202 N. Hutchinson Ave. Mr. Moore was born Aug. 18, 1950, in Cook County and lived in Cook County all of his life. He was of the Baptist faith and was a former jailer and dispatcher for the Cook County Sheriff's Department a

nd Adel Police Department. Mr. Moore belonged to the Georgia Peace Officers Association. His father, Ernest Moore Jr., preceded him in death. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Melba Young Moore of Sparks; his mother, Mrs. Louise James Moore of Sparks; a brother, Dusty Moore of Sparks; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by a brother, Tim Moore. -- Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home Inc.

Rayford Jackson Sapp Jr.

QUITMAN -- Rayford Jackson Sapp, Jr. 54, of Quitman passed away at his residence Saturday Nov. 24, 2001, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Sapp worked as an auto mechanic and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Frances Boxx Sapp; daughters, Barbara Allen, Valdosta, Charleen (Richard) Rodgers, Miss., Pamlar (Jimmy) Buchanan, Jackson Gap, Al; sons, Charles Mason, Jr., Miss., Thomas (Tina) Mason, Quitman, William Mason Forkland, Al; nine grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; father, Rayford J. Sapp, Sr.; sisters, Shirley (Alvin) Eddins, Madison, Texas and Betty (Jimmy) HySmith, Quitman; brother, Martin (Brenda) Sapp, Quitman; brothers-in-law, Charlie Garvitte, Sr., Gilbert Boxx, Louis Boxx, Ernest Boxx, all of Quitman; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Truhlar, Cleveland, Ohio. Graveside services for Mr. Sapp will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery at 3 p.m. today with the Rev. Shane Skelton officiating. The family received friends Tuesday evening at the funeral home -- Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home

Bobby Mitchell Alderman, age 55, was found dead at his residence Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001. A memorial service for Mr. Alderman will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in the Maxwell-Miller Chapel with the Rev. John Walker officiating. -- Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home

John Davis Fulp, 90, of Cecil, died at South Georgia Medical Center on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001. Funeral services for Mr. Fulp are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home, with burial in Fellowship Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. this evening. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

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